I’d seen Victoria bus station numerous times whilst being whisked past it but I managed to go around in circles when I had to walk there. I had planned to catch the 1102 to Wollaton hoping to pick up the 1130 tour of Wollaton Hall but arrived about a minute too late.
Wollaton Hall is a fine example of an Elizabethan manor. The house is amazing from the bottom of the hill; the views of the expansive deer park, gardens, and countryside are impressive. (I’ll post more pictures in the next few days on my FLICKR account so stay tuned!)
Monday was a bank holiday so there were lots of families & pets visiting, playing on the grounds, enjoying the halfway decent weather – it wasn’t raining, there was a good breeze but not too chilly, especially after I hiked up that hill! (The picture doesn’t do it justice!) I enjoyed walking around the outside of the house. It was absolutely beautiful.
The house itself had a fabulous great room which was being used on this day for children’s activities. Only a couple of rooms were furnished with period furniture – had I made the tour I might have seen a couple more. I was disappointed that those rooms and the Tudor kitchen were only available on the tour. Other rooms served as a natural history museum, including one that highlighted the wildlife of the area. Apparently one previous resident was a nature enthusiast.